Swype coming to Android 4.0 by end of January

Swype, one of the most popular keyboards in the market, today announced its plans of soon releasing a beta release for Ice Cream Sandwich at the end of January. Swype like many other Android apps out there is prepping new updates to accommodate the latest OS to Google’s mobile operating system. Here’s the company’s full tweet below:

Good news! Official ICS support is near. Final tweaks and testing should be done in time for an anticipated end-of-month beta update.

The virtual keyboard maker had an interesting last few months, as it was acquired for $100 million by Nuance, a company famous for its Dragon Naturally Speaking software. Being acquired by Nuance made Swype even better because it not only gave users the ability to send SMS (or type anything else for that matter using Swype), but use your voice by simply hitting the small “fire” button at the bottom left corner of the Swype keyboard. The new and improved voice feature lets you say what you want to type.

It’ll be interesting to see how the two mesh both platforms together on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. I for one, am still looking for big improvements before I even think about making the jump away from the default keyboard I use on my Nexus S 4G.

[via Android Central]

  • Alnakatani

    Swype is already available and frankly quite functional on a variety of android phones.  I use it on my Galaxy S2 and my wife on her LG.

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